Accession Number : ADA140011

Title :   An Internal Review and Operational Trial of a Human Factors Engineering Self-Paced Course in Accordance with the Instructional Systems Development Process.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Fleming,M M

PDF Url : ADA140011

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 254

Abstract : The Government Accounting Office (GAO) has stated that insufficient attention is given to Human Factors Engineering (HFE) in the design of systems during the Weapons Acquisition Cycle (WAC). According to GAO these inadequacies have adversely impacted our military capabilities and wasted lives and millions of dollars. A myriad of handbooks, manuals and standards exist which provide detailed guidelines, criteria, and test plans for conducting HF T + E (Test and Evaluation) which remain because their technological level is beyond the average user. The need for basic training in HFE has been clearly identified. A cost effective vehicle to bridge this gap in conceptual knowledge has been developed in the form of an HFE Self-Paced Course. The conclusions provided in this study are intended to encourage further course development through incorporation of the recommendations outlined. Ultimately, this would lead to its validation and implementation into the instructional system of the military.

Descriptors :   *Human factors engineering, *Instructional materials, Training, Education, Teaching methods, Individualized training, Information transfer, Skills, Experimental design, Attitudes(Psychology), Students, Feedback, Theses

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE